Saturday, February 8, 2014

FABBY: Valentine's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Hello sweet friends!

    I saw this gorgeous cake the other day, a wonderful and luscious, "Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake" from "Merridith Kristoffersen at TWIGG STUDIOS" is where I got the recipe and it's yummy!  Hope you can try it, as it's easy to make too!

Most of you by now know that mother comes to spend the day with us every Wednesday, so I baked the cake in a heart shaped pan for this Valentine's season and we had it with tea in the afternoon.

Here it is, I hope you like it. I highly recommend you bake this cake!

Hope you also join sweet "Bernideen for her Romance is in the Air" at,

Here is the setting for tea or coffee and this great 'Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake' from TWIGG STUDIOS
(Check recipe in the link above)

I did the cake in a heart shaped cake pan for the Valentine's season.

The lovely white 'Italian-Tognana' teacups were a super find, as they came in a box of six for $ 5, 45; so I bought the last three boxes... two for me and one for a girl that comes to clean my house sometimes, as her birthday is coming up soon.

You can imagine me running  walking to pay for them carrying my three heavy boxes! Aren't they so 'peatty and sweet looking?'
I paired the white teacups with some English blue and white transferware plates for cake.

Now...this cake is totally yummy!

Isn't the cake cute in a heart shape...I loved it, lol!  Thanks to "Merridith Kristoffersen from TWIGG STUDIO" for the recipe.

The link is in the first photo.

The lovely flowers are stil fresh and I have them for a week!

I will use all of my twelve teacups for next Rosary prayer with my friends.

Thank you so much for visiting me sweet friends, as you always make my day!

Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.


I'm joining:

Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,
Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Sally for BLUE Monday at,
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,
Lisa for Mix it up Monday at,
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday at,
Nancy for Inspire Me Monday at,
Kaysi for Motivate Me Monday at,
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Link Party at,
Danielle for Silver Pennies Sunday for
Stephanie Lynn for The Sunday Showcase Party at,
Linda for Nifty Thirfty Tuesday at,
Ma. Elena for Tuesdays at our Home at,
Sandi for Hearts and Flowers Tea at,
The SCOOP Linky Party at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
Kathe for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,
Create, Link, Inspire at,
Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Anyonota for Tasty Tuesdays at,
Martha for Valentine's Teacup Tuesday at,
Deb for Cottage Style Party at,
Michael for Foodie Friday at,
Deborah for What we Accomplished Wednesday at,
Create with Joy at,
Richella for Grace at Home at,

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

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Pamela Gordon said...

That would be a delicious cake, Fabby. And to join you with your pretty china and a cup of tea would be wonderful. Happy weekend to you.

Dolly Sarrio said...

Fabby as always such a beautiful table and such delicious food! I need to try this recipe.

Sonia said...

That looks scrumptous! Poppy seed cake is one of my favorites. Glad you are spending time with your Mother and enjoying her visit. Your tea set and dishes are have inspired me to bake today!
Miss Bloomers

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How pretty baked in the heart shape and it sounds delicious. Hugs, Marty

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Sounds and looks delicious, Fabby and I love those blue and white plates. xo Laura

Rebecca said...

I'm going to check out the recipe! I'll bet it is a very moist and delicious cake. I'm sure your mother enjoyed it :)

Vel Criste said...

This not only looks fabulous but sounds heavenly too! Thanks Fabby dear!

Deanna said...

Blessings to you!
Looks wonderful.
Beautiful table with the works,

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
That is a very lovely heart shaped cake for your Mom.
How sweet for having her every Wednesday, that must be a day she is looking forward to.
Your Italian cups & saucers are a steal; glad you could snatch up 3 boxes. Never mind how hard it would be to juggle them for a moment until you got them into your car...
Love the color white with the blue plates and your flowers are holding up perfect.
Hugs and happy Sunday to you!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

The cake looks delicious. I love that it's in the shape of a heart.

Linda P said...

Simply beautiful and the cake looks so yummy. Love how you baked it in a heart pan....Just perfect for Valentines. As always, love your dishes....Hugs, Linda

Micupoftea said...

Hello Fabby! Mmm, this looks absolutely delicious! I love Poppy Seed Cake! How nice that you get to spend the day with your mom every week. I bet she enjoyed the pretty table. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sarah said...

Beautiful tea time! I'm longing for a slice of that delicious cake at the moment. It looks like a perfect valentine.

Poppy said...

Beautiful photos, Fabby! Wow, the cake looks divine and the flowers and your pretty white teacups, paired with the blue and white transferware plates complement the whole vignette. Thanks for sharing!

I'm sure you had a wonderful teatime!

Happy Valentine's Day, to you!!


Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow Fabby, this post is beautiful. You always share such gorgeous tables and that cake looks yummy. Have a great week.

Alycia Nichols said...

First, Fabby, I think it is very sweet of you to have bought a set of those teacups for your cleaning lady. I'm sure she will appreciate the fact that you remembered her birthday with such a sweet & thoughtful gesture. Second, I wish I had a cleaning lady!!! :-)

I never tasted poppyseed until about 2 months ago. I had poppseed dressing at a friend's brunch, and LOVED IT!!! I went right out after the party and bought some for home and have been using it a lot ever since! I've heard of poppseed cake, but never tasted it. Maybe now is the time! Yours looks fantastic!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your very handsome husband!

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! You are such a wonderful daughter to your little mother. I'm sure she just cherishes you! What a lovely tea table you've set and the cake looks so good. Love it that you baked it in a heart shaped pan! I'd love a piece!
Hope you've had a nice weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jolene said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love the beautiful and elegant look of the table and the heart shaped poppy seed cake I am in awe of. A very romantic look all together. You have such talent my sweet friend.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, Fabby that cake looks fabulous!

Thankful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful presentation, Fabby. Not only do you bake for your sweet Mother your tables are always just gorgeous. I love lemon poppy seed and will certainly try this recipe. It's our SweetCheeks favorite, too. xo Diana

Pondside said...

Thank you for the link to the cake - it looks wonderful. I love lemon poppy-seed cake and I have a heart-shaped pan.....can't wait!

Katharine Devinney said...

I finally posted my Chinese New Year Party and remembered that you wanted to see what happened.. her is the post:


SmilingSally said...

Oh, how I'd like to live closer to you so that I could share. YUM!

Thanks for linking in today.

Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love this Fabby! You've reminded me that I have a heart shaped cake pan too. I forget to use it! That lemon poppy seed cake sounds and looks fabulous! I'm sure the gift of those tea cups will be gratefully received!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

The cake looks delicious and is lovely to look at, too. Your new teacups are a terrific find, and I love the cake plates. I always love transferware. :-D

Fabby, you are a pro at setting an elegant table, whether for tea or for a formal meal. It's always a treat to see your pretty tables. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

Visiting from Amaze Me Monday -- have a wonderful day!



Tammy said...

Oh Fabby how beautiful!! That cake looks and sounds wonderful...I know my mom and I would both love it! :D

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Nutella cupcakes.


Laura said...

This looks delicious… such a lovely table setting too!

xinex said...

What a beautiful table and a fabulous cake, Fabby. Love the plates too...Christine

Bernideen said...

Delightful cake and beautiful stand that it is on. Pound Cake is wonderful - love it with a glass of milk!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a wonderful looking cake, Fabby. I love your white teacups and those blue and white plates; very pretty! Thank you for joining me for my Hearts and Flowers Tea. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie!


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Fabby, your cake looks so delicious and pretty! Love your blue transferware plates, they look so lovely with all your white china!
....Nancy said...

I love poppy seed cake but never have glazed it! Yum, it looks fabulous and I love the heart shape for the season! Wish a had a bite!

Tea in Texas said...

What a beautiful heart shape cake and lemon poppy seed is one of my favorites. I am so glad you can share tea with your mother and the table is lovely. The cups and saucers are beautiful and the coffee and and teapot with cream and sugar bowl perfect with them. Have a great 14th!


Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Where do I begin, dear Fabby? The beautiful cake that looks positively yummy? The beautiful teacups (what a find!), the beautiful pitcher and flowers...I would love to spend the afternoon with you and your mamá at this table! Please tell her. :) Cariños a las dos. ~Zuni

Deborah Montgomery said...

the cake looks delicious, and what a find with the cups. I'm sure your mom loves to visit!

Liz said...

Cake looks delicious and I love the all white tea set.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Teresa said...

I'm going to pint this! I really am... I created a board called "If Life gives you lemons..." or something for all lemon related things and this cake must go there and the wonderful setting you created.
I'm not big in celebrating Valentine's but this year I was thinking of creating a sweet Tea Party Setting... I still might if for no other reason to take pictures ahahahahah... because I'm surrounded by non-Tea lovers in my Home so...
I'm always happy to know your Sweet Mother is around, carrying gifts, love and blessings.

Martha's Favorites said...

Fabby: The cake looks so good. Your table is beautiful. Have a wonderful week dear friend. Blessings, Martha

Candy S said...

Hello Fabby, How wonderful to have this lovely setting for tea and cake, but how much more wonderful it is to share it with your mother. Your Lemon Poppy seed cake does look very yummy.

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
I wish I could have a piece of your delicious looking cake!
Your tea time table is fresh and cheery in white and blue. I love it!

Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} said...

Mmm! Lemon and poppy seed cakes are so pretty and tasty! I love the heart shape and the frosting drizzle!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a wonderful coffee/tea/dessert time you h ave created. I LOVE Twigg Studio - best recipes (and food pics) EVER! The cake you made looks so good as I sit here late at night with a big sweet tooth craving!

Posted some happy news today. ♥


Miss Merry said...

The cups were a sensational find! And the cake looks delicious. Perfect for a Valentine's Day tea party.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a great deal on those teacups and saucers, and how sweet of you to gift some to your cleaning girl. You've set a very pretty table and that cake looks delicious, as do all of Aimee's recipes at Twigg Studio. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a happy Valentines Day! ~Deborah

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Mmmmmm - I can taste it now! Happy Valentine's Day.

Danielle said...

This look delicious!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Can't wait to try this, Fabby. It looks so moist and delicious. Great table as usual, love that blue and white.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

The cake looks scrumptious, Fabby! Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Fabby - I love lemon poppy seed - this looks marvelous! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Fabby - I love lemon poppy seed - this looks marvelous! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

Gypsy Heart said...

You always have the most beautiful table settings and this cake looks divine! I so wish I were your neighbor...sharing a cup of coffee or tea would be great fun.